Embrace Octopus Sweater Pattern Pattern


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Embrace Octopus Sweater Pattern Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded colorwork
  • knit and purl
  • increase and decrease
  • simple seams

Pattern Description:

Knit yourself a warm embrace of tentacles!
This 11 paged PDF pattern contains:
- Full instructions in British knitting terms (all abbreviations explained)
- 8 charts illustrating the whole sweater - body, arms and yoke for you to print out.

The pattern has two sizes, M and L. The body is worked straight up in the round using stranded colorwork on circular needles. Then sleeves are worked on double pointed needles and slid on the circular needle with the body, before the yoke is worked using a "raglan" decreasing. Measurements are metric and US Imperial.
I am happy to help, please ask if you encounter any problems!

- Needles: Double pointed and Circular, 5.5 (US 9) and 6 mm (US 10) or size needed to obtain the gauge. Circular needle should be at least 70 cm (28") long.
- Yarn: Two different colors. For the warm sweater on the picture, I used DOUBLE THREADS for each color, put together they make up a chunky weight. I used 0.7 kg in total, about three times more of the dark color. The yardage listed is a rough estimate - you'll need 900-1100 yards of chunky yarn.


15 sts 17 rows in stockinette stitch = approx 10 cm/4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Two sizes M-L
  • Using the yarn listed M-L are respectively 52-57 cm (20.8"-23") wide, 104-114.5 cm (41.6"-45.9") around bust, waist and hips) and 71-75.7 cm (28.3"-30.2") long, 76-79 cm (30.2"-31.5") center back neck-to-cuff, max sleeve circumference 49-54.7 cm (19.7"-21.7).


  • Circular needle 5.5 and 6 mm
  • Double pointed needles 5.5 and 6 mm

Suggested yarn:

1000 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sandnes Alpakka and Du store Alpakka Faerytale


Alpakka: 1035 Dark Grey and 1001 optical white. Faerytale: 719 Black and 701 Nature

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19 years old visual arts student.
Loves knitting and designing patterns, painting and drawing.

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